Immediate Crisis Response - Overview


After severe flooding, a family sits waist-deep in flood water, in front of their home. Photo: UNDP Cambodia

 

UNDP works to help ensure that the humanitarian response to the emergency also contributes to longer-term development objectives and more resilient communities, laying the best possible ground work for development work beyond the immediate emergency; and helping people move from humanitarian dependency to self-sufficiency as soon as possible.UNDP works to help ensure that the humanitarian response to the emergency also contributes to longer-term development objectives and more resilient communities, laying the best possible ground work for development work beyond the immediate emergency; and helping people move from humanitarian dependency to self-sufficiency as soon as possible.

UNDP ensures public services are functioning as early as possible; affected people are given emergency employment, an income, and trained in construction techniques and other skills to start the process of rebuilding infrastructure and removing rubble; and small businesses are given start up grants, financing and other help to keep communities viable and functioning.

UNDP advisors also work with and train local public servants to make sure that the buildings, infrastructure and communities being reconstructed meet a minimal code of disaster resistance, and that where possible, the underlying triggers of a conflict or disaster are addressed.

UNDP’s immediate crisis response package:

Projects and Initiatives

Interview with Kim Bolduc, the Head of UNDP in Haiti

19 Jan 2010

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Helen Clark: Statement on International Human Rights Day

10 Dec 2009

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UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery Strategic Review

02 Sep 2010

Remarks by Rebeca Grynspan, UNDP Associate AdminsitratorThursday, 2 September 2010, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.Distinguished Delegates,Ladies and Gentlemen,I am pleased to be here today to introduce this session on the ongoing realignment of UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery.  UNDP is kemore

International Women's Day Special: Faces of strength and courage

08 Mar 2009

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Portuguese champion Benfica Football Club visits UNDP projects in Haiti

26 May 2010

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Disaster preparation activities help avert crisis in Haiti

12 Nov 2010

Families in Gonaives benefitedfrom the construction of 110 metresof riverbank. (Photo: UNDP) Haiti - On 5 November hurricane Tomas swept past with torrential rains and winds of up to 130 km/hr. In what could have resulted in another fatal scenario, turned out as a test affirming the positive more